Important Message On Coronavirus

Foundation Scotland – We are open

Reassurance on supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of Coronavirus
Foundation Scotland appreciate that the Coronavirus situation will have a big impact on communities. We know that charities, local organisations and social enterprises will play a critical support role - providing practical and emotional support, helping to mobilise local services, care for those most in need and tackle isolation.
We want to reassure you that we will do what we can to support communities.

We are open as usual – our staff are now are working from home - we are working differently, working digitally. Staff work travel has been suspended so we will hold our meetings online.
All contacts including telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please just continue to contact our staff through these means. Our IT systems enable us to work from home with no risk to data security and ensure there is limited disruption to services.

Please continue with grant applications – however please scan and email in any supporting documents. Our offices are closed for the time being, and we cannot receive mail – so please do not post any supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner an option is to download a scanner app onto your smart phone – this uses the camera function to scan the document and convert it into a PDF for e-mail.

We aim to be as helpful as possible over the coming weeks - so our grantees can focus on supporting communities. Alongside continuing to deliver all our community funds and published grant-making programmes, we are taking the following steps:

  1. Relaxing deadlines for monitoring reports
  2. Increasing mentoring and support for grantees and investees
  3. Establishing payment holidays for social enterprises supported with loans
  4. Increasing cash flow support loans to social enterprises
  5. Planning to introduce rolling deadlines for some place-based Funds for those delivering any projects that address immediate community needs in light of the Coronavirus
  6. Working with other funders to pool resources
  7. Working with local community organisations and umbrella groups to gather information about local needs and how best to support these
  8. Establishing a Community Resilience and Recovery Fund
  9. Giving our staff paid time to work flexibly so that they can care for loved ones and also volunteer and support activity in their local community dealing with needs arising from the Coronavirus
  10. Asking you how we can best support your community

Please do get in touch, as normal, if you have questions.

 

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Bradbury Centre to Flourish

31 July 2017

The Bradbury Centre’s plans to extend and improve its premises are now one step closer to reality thanks to the E.ON Rosehall Community Fund.

The Creich, Croick and Kincardine District Day Care Association, referred to locally as the Bradbury Centre, was awarded just under £5,000 towards architects fees, planning and building warrant costs to help take the project forward.

The Centre also received a further award of £8,840 to contribute to the cost of employing a part-time support worker over two years.

The Centre is open four days a week almost year round and caters for on average, 90 users per week and has outgrown its current premises.

Barbara Hartshorn, Chairperson of the Association said “Everyone at the Bradbury Centre is delighted that our two applications to Foundation Scotland have been successful. The funding will enable us to move forward with our plans for expansion at the Centre. Our Architect will be finalising plans for an extension in the next few weeks, while the other funding will be used to employ an additional member of staff on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Both projects will allow the Centre to flourish. “

Victoria Harrison, Senior Project Developer at E.ON, said “Through our Community Fund our aim is to make a difference to people in the local communities surrounding our wind farms. We’re delighted to be able to support the Bradbury Centre in helping them improve their facilities.”

In total, awards of almost £50,000 have been made in the 2016/17 Fund year supporting seven projects.

Foundation Scotland administers the E.ON Rosehall Community Fund on behalf of E.ON. More information on the Fund and awards made can be found at www.foundationscotland.org.uk/rosehall. The next deadline is 31 October 2017.

 

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